Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Beaverton
Approximately 600,000 people die each year from heart disease – that is a staggering statistic, right? However, an even more staggering statistic is that nearly 100,000 people die each year from medical errors – making it the 6th largest killer in our country today.
That means that 100,000 people who go to a medical professional or institution for help in getting well – are killed because that medical professional made a mistake in their care and, some of those people are your Beaverton neighbors.
Each of these deaths was completely preventable. Each of these deaths was someone’s mother, father, sister, brother, friend – loved one. Each of these deaths has left a significant loss in the lives of those they left behind.
If you have lost a friend, family member, or loved one due to the negligent acts of a medical professional or institution, the legal team at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve of Beaverton will work hard on your behalf to make sure those at-fault are held legally, financially, and ethically responsible.
There are two categories that medical malpractice cases will fall into:
- Those instances where an incorrect treatment or procedure was performed, such as removing the wrong body part.
- Those instances where the correct treatment or procedure was not performed, such as a pharmaceutical that is standard of care for the symptoms was not prescribed or prescribed too late
Some of the more specific situations that will fall into these categories are:
- Medical error
- Wrong diagnosis
- Care that is delayed or improper
- Treatment error/improper prescription, volume, or handling of medicine
- Anesthesia error
- Invasive medicine error
- Birth injuries
- Neglect in long-term health provider facilities/nursing homes
- Failure to obtain informed consent
All of these scenarios, and any others where medical malpractice applies are very difficult to prove. This is because if a medical malpractice case is proven, it means that a medical professional or institution has to admit fault.
As you can imagine, the medical community fights these cases fiercely, and they have extensive resources to draw on. Luckily, the team at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve has been fighting cases like these since 1971 and have been successful in 95% that we have taken on.
We started our firm with a commitment that every injured Oregonian, who comes to us for help, will receive superior and knowledgeable legal representation. We will fight for your rights and with your best interests in mind!
A medical malpractice case hinges on the expert testimony of qualified professionals and the ability to accurately decipher medical records. It is important to be able to put together a timeline of events and know the right questions to ask.
Having a skilled legal team on your side who has experience dealing with medical malpractice cases is essential to ensuring you receive the settlement that you are legally entitled to.
If your case must go to court, Shlesinger & deVilleneuve will fight for your rights and work hard to win you a judgment.
For more than forty years, we have stood up to the large insurance companies and the tight-knit medical community on behalf of our clients. We know how complex a medical malpractice case can be, and we know how to navigate the waters.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, don’t hesitate to contact our office today. We will get an appointment on our calendars for your complimentary legal consultation so that we can meet you in-person and learn your story.
From there we can begin the complex process of gathering and decipher medical records to compile a solid case on your behalf. All of our work is done on a contingency basis, so you will never be charged a penny unless we win your case.